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    • Demetri Voelker
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      I am wondering if anyone has a good supply of river cane and is willing to trade or sell some I have lots of braintan buckskin,sinew and similar things.

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Hi Demetri –

      Welcome to the site. I don’t know a source for rivercane arrows but there have been a couple articles about making same.

      Maybe another member will weigh in with a source —or webmom can tell us how to access that article if possible.

      Scout aka Ray

    • richard roop
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      If you can score on a copy of The Backwoodsman magazine Nov / Dec 2017 Vol 38 No.6 ……. there’s a good article on Making the Cane Arrow Shaft.  Quite a bit of good information.

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      Billy Berger also had a great article in our Jun/Jul 2018 issue. I can get you a copy if you need it.

      Billy’s website is http://www.primitivepathways.com You might contact him and ask if he would trade when he has river cane shafts back in stock.

    • rgrist
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      Seems to me that you live on the north coast. If so just go over to the Sacramento river below Redding. I’ve seen rivercane in many places along the river. Ditto with the Yuba and Feather. Don’t know what the species is but it is most likely different from the type in the S.E. states. I have made arrows from it, but they were very light weight and difficult to straighten. I much prefer bamboo, either Japonica or Tonkin.

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